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Aug 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
technology. abc7 news is on the move on the san mateo bridge which will be familiar for commuters for five difficulties. dick? >> eastbound on the bay bridge traffic is light and moving well. on highway 101 morning and southbound moving at the speed limit and traffic is light from south san francisco to the 101/ 92 interchange. >> thank you, dick. there is a convoy of trucks on interstate 580 during the compute hours with 6,000 truckloads of asphalt maybing the new bridge that could bring congestion to the roads. traffic will be monitored. the convoy of trucks can be rerouted if necessary. the asphalt trucks are diverted back to 880 overnight. >> despite the closure a bride and grandmother are moving ahead with plans to get married on treasure island and preparations are underway for the wedding planned months ago. treasure island weddings are a specialty with a million dollar view. the couple was shocked when they learned the bridge would be closed but caltran is providing access passes from treasure island to san francisco for the wedding party. we will bring you briefings from
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Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
transition we want to give you some live looks now we've continued our cell 7 technology video. beautiful new eastern span going to make history. abc 7 news joins us live now. allen? 50 yeah. broken materials here in pleasanton is -- supplying asphalt for the nur bridge. elevateors behind me going to take clouds of rocks and expand mix it to create the asphalt. from here, it's a 37 mile wide down what is expected to be a very congested route. hundreds of tons of as fault. >> we want to get as much done before closure as we can. >> between friday, sunday, more than 6,000 truck loads will travel down i 580 during commute hours. >> we get back into night time hours traffic for these will be diverted back to 238 and 880. so only during peak hours will trucks be on 580 route autos roads expected to be congest sod caltrans will be monitoring traffic from command center, they can reroute necessary. >> it's to give people on the ground eyes in the sky to help them do their job. >> but first order of business tonight1p:& is demolition. crews making way to a new path to the new east span. >> they n
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Aug 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
busier than normal. >> we will bring you traffic updates from the road using cell seven technology. our news engineer is on the move at the san mateo bridge toll plaza -- no, richmond-san rafael bridge. what do you see? >> so far, the ride on 580, westbound, through the toll plaza of the san rafael richmond bridge is moving at the speed limit and traffic could be heavier than normal but no problems to report. i checked out the ride through emeryville and berkeley and both directions of highway 80 are looking good and the interchange that splits off on 580 westbound to go over the san rafael richmond bridge is looking good and i am just getting on the bridge now and so far the traffic is looking good in this direction and the other correction so we will see if that changes. >> there is a convoy of trucks on interstate 580 during the commute and a company is turning out 6,000 truckloads of asphalt to pave the new bay bridge and could be congested so caltran will monitor traffic at the command center. they can reroute the convoy of trucks if needed and officials say the trucks are diverted
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Aug 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
treasure visiting a new technology laboratory in palo alto and the commuter history museum in mountain view. he will discuss the state of the u.s. economy and the administration's focus on growth and job creation and a commonwealth club luncheon. >> a professional triathlete faces felony hit-and-run charges for hitting a man in a crosswalk in san francisco. a man was driving a jeep that struck a man in march. documents obligated by abc7 news say that the driver briefly stopped and checked on the victim then drove off. the man who was hit says he suffered a severe brain injury. >> it has been very difficult for me not only me but my family since the accident because i'm...not the same person. >> he pleaded not guilty to the champions. we left messages for the woman and her attorney and they were not answered. >> police have made a significant drug bust with the help of a k-9 officers after finding two pounds of meth yesterday in a hidden compartment in a scar. this is a picture of the dog with the drugs. the dog discovered money and a loaded handgun. >> sexual harassment story
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Aug 30, 2013 4:30am PDT
-minute traffic reports using cell 7 technology to see the conditions on northbound 880 at the 80 split. dick? >> i am northbound 880 and you can see the cones off to the left and they are blocking off the exit lanes that would normally allow you to connect to the bay bridge so that is the 880/80 connection. c.h.p. is on duty. do not try to sneak through to take pictures. in all fairness to kristen and her driving in the last report i would have been to oakland but i did have to step and wipe off my wipers. as mike nicco has been reporting there is mist and fog on the road so to give you a clear picture through the windshields i had to stop. kristen, your driving is forgiven for now. >> i am so buying you coffee this morning! >> we have live coverage throughout the bridge closing and we will spring the caltran morning briefing at 8:00 a.m. at 4:00 each day and, also, we will be live at 3:00 on monday for the official chain-cutting ceremony and our morning news begins half an hour early at 4:00al on tuesday. >> we have breaking news in the south bay where police are on the scene of
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Aug 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
is lighter than usual. >> and abc7 news reporter is using cell 7 technology. where are you, dick? >> good morning, kristen and eric. i am eastbound on highway 92 and got on the san mateo-hayward bridge. it is moving very well this both directions. it is heavier going westbound which is understandable for the commute setup but it is light right now in both directions and the drive on highway 101 on the peninsula from sfo to this point on highway 92 and 101 from the airport to 92 interchange is clear. it is moving at the speed limit in both directions. >> thank you, dick. the closing lasts for five full days and the bridge will re-open by 5:00 next tuesday morning and perhaps earlier and we will alert all twitter followers the moment it opens at abc7 news bay area on twitter. >> another look at the round-the-clock work on the span of the bay bridge and we are steaming this for you and we will stream the caltran morning construction update at 8:00. the afternoon briefing this afternoon is at 4:30. on our website in is information on the extra service that bart, a.c. transit and the
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Aug 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
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Aug 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
the name or face a lawsuit. hacker scouts which focuses on science and technology for kids, says it is hoping to reach a compromise. we post add copy of the letter on our website at abc7news.com. >> coming up, taking top honors, the bay area universities with new bragging rights this morning. >> being a good neighbor, facebook's gift for lucky >> good morning, everyone, on this thursday morning. a look at the golden gate bridge with traffic sparse right now. that little glaze you see, mike will explain to you coming up, but the good news is the red flag fire danger has expired. >> lucky students on the peninsula will go back to school with brand new laptops because of facebook visiting an academy to donate laptops to the entire 8th grade class and will give out other lap taps saying the goal is to provide students with the equipment they will need to lend more about technology and prepare them for high school and beyond. >> today, new students attending san francisco state will begin moving into residence hauls kicking off the welcome days for freshman, transfer, and international s
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Aug 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
technology on the road, again, highway 101 south and the bridge seem to be hardest hit areas tonight. you can see our drivers are just getting on to 92. it's been like athat for hours. >> just keep your patience, hopefully this will take your cap. now, checking in for the impact on the evening commute. >> good afternoon, everybody, it's going to be a 25-30 minute commute just to head into that direction. out of foster city. and into hayward. looking into this drive. top stop and go, it's go tyke an hour to head out of san francisco just to get to highway 9 so very busynwqhu conditions out there. this is once you get to the hayward side more space making it into the eastbound direction but still, slow. taking another look outside this is going to be the golden gate there. take a look at the strickof cars. it's bumper to bumper over to the marin county side z now, taking another live shot this is going to be mill valley. redwood hay hae continuing away from the bridge. you can see the drive is a beautiful driver, however, packed and going to be an hour and a half to get you up
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
conditions with our cell technology. dick, how is it looking? >> good morning, i am stopped right now ready to get on the san rafael bridge at 580. you are sighing the cars coming off of the san rafael richmond bridge bunching up there on the off-ramp the sir francis drake boulevard off-ramp the connection from 580 to southbound 101. these people will be headed over the golden gate bridge headed into san francisco so we have a backup beyond san quentin. eric and kristen? this will be a cop provide of trucks during peak commute hours and a pleasanton company is moving more than 6,000 truckloads of asphalt to pave the new bay bridge and could be congested so caltran will monitor traffic at the command center and can reroute the convoy. the trucks are diverted back to interstate 880 and highway 38 overnight. we will bring you briefings two times each day, and we will be live on monday with the chain cutting ceremony and you on twitter will know the moment the new bridge opens. >> dick shows up a very important view of what it is like getting off 580 westbound to make the connection to 101 with
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Aug 24, 2013 8:00am PDT
science and technology says the car is a potential solution for crowded cities. sounds good in san francisco. it is all sxlek can charge in ten minutes and has a range of about 60 miles. one drawback, top speed is just 37 miles an hour. >>> next on the abc 7 saturday morning news, the opening of the new bay bridge span is on the horizon. we are going to look back at the colorful past of the old bay bridge where trains once ran on the lower deck. >>> fresh peek inside the new tunnel. it is the bay area's other big >>> welcome back. we are just seconds away from 8:30. we are starting this half hour with a quick look at the weather. >> it is 59 degrees in san jose with clear conditions and airport delays have been listed at sfo. looking at low 60s, san ramon valley. a bit after bridge as you held out tortds the delta. cooler in the north bay. the position is lifting and we will see a mostly sunny afternoon for most. temperatures once again running below average. mid and upper 60s for much of the bay. east bay shores. cloudy skies at our coast. mid and upper 50s, low to mid 80s. warm t
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Aug 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
? >> unfortunately. you have to see what is going on there. >> self 7 technology we're live now in the middle of 101 traffic. where are you? >> well, larry i just got on to highway 101 here. northbound at spencer avenue just north of the tunnel. i can sum up friday, marin get away ride here in one word.$]8[ more yichblt i just came at the other direction it's like the stop and go, fastest it's gone is maybe 10, 15 miles per hour. so you're looking at it, it's not pretty. >> this is a tough route. these folks are taking richmond san rafael bridge to connect back to the east bay. it's slow going there just as it was on 101 yesterday. >> at times just looking like a parking lot. we're expect a briefing from caltrans to tell whaus work has been accomplished z whether they're staying on schedule to reopen on time. that is set for early tuesday morning. >> one of the reasons this pro jeblgt is right on track is because weather has been cooperating. >> yes. >> spencer christian has the day off. skbrantdel got here somehow, some way. >> i d live doppler 7 right now. you can see most of the bay
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Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
running. but i am glad to say markets are up and running. >> reliable technology was the reason the secretary visited palo alto. he toured at and t think tank for innovation. different companies are working to sprol ducts and jobs. >> we saw the app economy right? think how large that is. now, imagine that going deeper into a economy through network service autos secretary lu liked what he saw. he's touting the president's plan to create jobs, and help indus cities spur innovation. he believes silicon valley is the place to start. >> still ahead incarceration transformation. big change bradley manning plans to make. >> visiting san francisco fisherman's wharf can be expensive. one lesson could save you money. >> and potentially explosive situation that has some residents upset with a bay area refinery. >> michael finney taking your consumer questions on twitter and facebook and will answer them here live. you can contact michael on facebook.com and on twitter at m finney. >> and taking a look at traffic right now this is interstate 80. you can see for drivers making their way out of
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Aug 23, 2013 6:00pm PDT
maker apparently struck out in getting itself driving vehicle technology built into anyone else's car so now is considering designing one of its own. >> another milestone for facebook. stock close add above $40 a share for the first time. microsoft shares went up 7% after ceo steve balmer said he will renir a year. many investors concerned real estate recovery could falter because of mortgage rates and they may be rate saying sales have fallen down 13% in july. >> google glass the computer you wear like glasses probably won't go on sale another year but for one bay area woman it's already been a life changer. tonight taking a look at the way it's far more than a cool gadget for someone living with a disability. >> okay, glass. take a picture. >> it is something she wasn't able to do for decades. life is about finding work around. >> her brother installed home auto maigs. >> i can change channel autos her service dog can open doors and turn on lights. >> without mobility she had to give up a hobby she asked others to take pictures but it wasn't the same. so she entered a contest and wo
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Aug 26, 2013 4:00am PDT
of technology. bank of america now reportedly closing some of their teller lanes as more people just using smartphone app for transactions and transfers. >>> at the box office this weekend, another win for "lee daniels' the butler." the historical drama about a white house butler took in $17 million. the comedy "we're the millers" was second and the teen fantasy "mortal instruments: city of bones" came in third. >>> subway is announcing today it's going to begin offering sandwiches on garlic bread, however, that option won't be available across the country until september 1st. this garlic bread could give subway a big competitive edge over its competitors. >>> all right, some workers at a rochester, new york, eatery have president obama to thank for a pretty healthy tip. there's the recipe or receipt, excuse me, for magnolia posted on tmz. did i say that right? >> posted on tmz. >> posted on. that is a youtube moment. was that broken up with an asterisk? >> the problem is our prompter does that every once in a while, dot, dot, dot, runs together. please forgive him. >>> back to
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Aug 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
technology skills. in the east palo alto, though, getting online can be tough and many in silicon valley have ipads, home computers and smartphones to go with the laptops, in east palo alto, students are lucky if their family has a cell phone. >> we are in the heart of the silicon valley, it is one of those cases of so near yet so far. most of our students face harsh economic realities. >> facebook leaders want to provide students with the equipment they need to learn more about technology and prepare them for high school, college, and beyond. that is what a laptop means for pedro, an opportunity for a future in mechanical engineering. >> i heard about the companies that i would like to work for. >> facebook is giving away more than 300 laptops to all the other 8th grade students here in east palo alto. >> next, bradley manning's new high school, what the convicted military leaker is planning beside spending a few decades in prison. >> the man who came back to life after doctors gave up >> in southern california you can see the chaos after a tour bus overturned at 10:00 this morni
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Aug 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
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Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
districts a program at santa clara university center for science, technology and society lofr 11 years taught him ayzm7 major hurdle is 1.5 billion zront a place to charge a fob or april top. >> they need to be able to charge for internet access. and second, literacy is a huge problem. those people are not going to be able to use the internet. >> but when issues like that can be solved there are benefits. heather working to prevent another disaster like this, more than 1100 workers died when a garment factory collapsed. she's enabling workers to report anonymously. >> the majority around the world don't have smart phones yet so we're elevenaging power of facic feature phones to establish that communication. >> in santa clara, david louie abc 7 news. >> health items tonight a study found a way too help lower high blood pressure in patients. research in northern california found giving patients easier to take medicine and no co-payments helped bring patients blood pressure under control. for 08% of those who participated in the study. >> makes sense. >> if you drive a car in california
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Aug 26, 2013 11:35pm PDT
technologies and businesses. >> yeah, a buddy of mine and i put together a fund basically that we manage some of our money and some other people's money and we invest in early stage startup technology companies. >> jimmy: so people come to you, and they say i have an idea and we'd like you to hear the idea and then you'll sit there and decide whether to give them money or not? >> kind of like that. yeah. it's a little like "shark tank" kind of. but it's usually like tech -- specifically -- specifically we invest in consumer-facing technology. so mostly software companies, a couple of hardware companies. >> jimmy: are there companies we would know of that you invested in? >> yeah. well, like foursquare was one of our first angel investments. i invested in the company square, which is a payments processing company. apparently people don't know. but now you do. [ cheers and applause ] there was spotify. >> jimmy: oh, yeah. hair b & b. flipboard. soundcloud. >> jimmy: wow, so you're like a zillionaire. by the way, you're taking this -- >> a lot of other people's money and a little bit of mine. >>
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Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. it, woulded. >> now with roughly 150 patents for dozens of technologies, the 79-year-old is moving from inventor to mentor. directing the newly expanded fogerty institute at el camino hospital. it is an incubator lab for medical start ups. a company with a better and safer way to remove ear wax. >> we have the base unit system that heats up the water so patients won't undergo the dizziness that they sometimes undergo during the current procedure. >> as for the criteria, the ideas have to be affordable, practical and enhance patient care. medical degree is optional. >> if it is a physician i show them the door. they go in the operating room and everybody does pretty much what the surgeon tells them to do. they don't tolerate input very well. >> it includes education as well as technology. he is developing a system that allows students to absorb anatomy as if they were flying through the body. >> it is 3-d and layered. >> nine start ups are sharing the 14,000-foot lab facility including five just added this summer. all are encouraged to take risks which he sees as the key to innovati
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Aug 26, 2013 2:00am PDT
patents for dozens of technologies, the 79-year-old is moving from inventor to mentor. directing the newly expanded fogerty institute at el camino hospital. it is an incubator lab for medical start ups. a company with a better and safer way to remove ear wax. >> we have the base unit system that heats up the water so patients won't undergo the dizziness that they sometimes undergo during the current procedure. >> as for the criteria, the ideas have to be affordable, practical and enhance patient care. medical degree is optional. >> if it is a physician i show them the door. they go in the operating room and everybody does pretty much what the surgeon tells them to do. they don't tolerate input very well. >> it includes education as well as technology. he is developing a system that allows students to absorb anatomy as if they were flying through the body. >> it is 3-d and layered. >> nine start ups are sharing the 14,000-foot lab facility including five just added this summer. all are encouraged to take risks which he sees as the key to innovation. >> innovation is really a form of insanit
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Aug 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
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Aug 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
." then there's esurance. born online, raised by technology and majors in efficiency. so whatever they save, you save. hassle, time, paperwork, hair-tearing out, and yes, especially dollars. esurance. now backed by allstate. click or call. >>> a seven-alarm fire burning dangerously close to interstate 80 east of san francisco has now been contained. flames broke out on a grassy hillside in fairfield. then, spread quickly. the fire damaged or destroyed five homes, along with several trees and parked cars. thick, black smoke rising from the fire forced a two-lane closure of the interstate at the height of the evening rush hour. >>> let's check out your morning road conditions in the east. parts of i-95 will get wet in thunderstorms in today. heavy in the southwest and in the rockies. >> if you're flying, expect some airport delays in washington, boston and phoenix. >>> it's 50 years ago today, the reverend martin luther king delivered his i have a dream speech, calling for an end to racial injustice. >> president obama was only 2 years old at the time. but today, he embodies what was pos
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Aug 29, 2013 4:30am PDT
the road. our engineer is using cell seven technology at the 85/80 split. dick what is going on? >> i altered my course and flipped around at university avenue to give you a look at the closure. this is the closure westbound 80 at 580 where you would normally be exiting to go over the san francisco and oakland bay bridge and you can see on the right-hand side of the shot you can see the cones are out, the exits are closed, all three lanes are to go over the san francisco and oakland bay bridge are closed and the only lanes that are open are the three lanes that continue southbound 880 that take you to 58024 so the highway 80 three exit lanes to set up to go over the san francisco and oakland bay bridge are pinched off. i can report that so far the traffic has been heavier than normal but has been moving at the speed limit so, so far, so good but i am sure that picture changes. eric? >> here's the early birds. a lot of people in the bay area feeling nostalgic for the old bay bridge and its history. look at some of our viewers have found in their homes during a construction project. the
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Aug 30, 2013 12:35am PDT
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Aug 28, 2013 12:35am PDT
technology, which delivered constant suction. >> reporter: he is a british billionaire. with one goal. you're all about suction? >> all about powerful suction, most important, very, very fast. >> reporter: it is a promise that one james dyson, with a cult following, made the vacuum cleaner sexy. >> maybe i'm slightly strange, that is the view i take. >> reporter: he is sir james dyson, knighted in 2006 and visited by the queen during the golden jubilee. but he is as down to earth as they come. do people know you from the commercial? >> i have no idea, i would like people to remember me by my vacuum cleaner, not the commercial. >> reporter: so how did dyson, who started with almost nothing in the bank, make more than $4 billion, and transform this into a must-have status symbol on the order of the handbag or smartphone. >> he is one of the few designers who is recognized as a personality, besides the late steve jobs. he did that by being the dapper brit he is, there are not many people in the world who would build over 5,000 prototypes in order to get to the perfect idea. >> reporter:
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Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
institute of science and technology says this car is a potential solution for crowded cities. it is all electric and charges in 10 minutes and it has a range of 60 miles. there was a drawback. its top speed, 37 miles an hour. i'm carolyn johnson. for everyone here, thanks for joining us. have a terrific weekend. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live." tonight, neil patrick harris, from the l.a. dodgers, clayton kershaw, and music from pepper. with cleto and the cletones. and now, sure enough, here's jimmy kimmel! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, that's very nice. thank you. thank you very much. i'm jimmy. i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming. [ cheers and applause ] we are back from -- thank you. i appreciate it. we're back fro
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Aug 24, 2013 1:05am PDT
park it actually folds itself in half. the korea advanced institute of science and technology says this car is a potential solution for crowded cities. it is all electric and charges in 10 minutes and it has a range of 60 miles. there was a drawback. its top speed, 37 miles an hour. i'm carolyn johnson. for everyone here, thanks for joining us. have a terrific weekend. previously on live bit with ali vincent. i went back to arizona with my mom. it's been awesome seeing my dad. my brother. oh hey ali, how you doing? my sister. hey boo. hello. hi! my grandma. take my picture if you'll photo shoot it and make me look ten years younger. and the whole family. it's also our five-year anniversary of my biggest loser win. so mom and i decided to go back to where it all starbiggest losegether for the biggest loser audition. you were grumpy. not at the table. it was five o'clock in the morning. what do you mean i didn't have much of a personality? but our trip down memory lane has turned into a massive blowout. you're being a snotty little wench. when i became the first female to win the big
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Aug 29, 2013 11:00pm PDT
firnd and lower deck more than half done. >> new road surface technology that im paragraphs traction in wet conditions. also built to last longer and grooved to reduce vibration on the bridge. >> exist yurba buena island could be tricky. on ramp and very little room to merge. drivers have to stop and take off into the lane. but as you you come out of the tunnel heading natural east bay you won't be under the lower deck for long. old captain leave came is gone. new tower will be waiting for you. >> this fame project is carefully orchestrated right down to the minute but just in case there is a problem they built in slow time that the schedule and so far they haven't had to use any of it. cal-trans optimistic they will beat the deadline tuesday at 5:00 a.m. spoke live in the toll plaza if oakland, allen, abc 7 news. >> good to hear thank you allen. >> this evening drive home was grueling for many drivers. watch live on a before c 7 news at 6:00. south on highway 101 on the about instant la. 10:00 o'clock san mateo bridge east bay during abc 7 news this evening. it took our eng
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Aug 24, 2013 3:30pm PDT
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Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
bridge closure coming up and as we take a look now at the cell 7 technology towards treasure island you can see brake lights ahead of us. if news is that it's still moving. >> we have a small grass fire that appears to be out just about now. you can see it's burned quite a bit there. no word yet on how the fire started it appears cruise have it in hand, so that is good news. >> firefighters today began using a predator drone to help them monitor the rim fire near yosemite. surrounded in three weeks a reporter on the scene tonight from our abc affiliate in fresno. >> smoke rose at the tree that's gave the ridge its name. >> it's going to continue for a few more weeks. >> tom tidwell surveyed the damage and the work the firefighters are doing the fire growth clo sloeed this week, but spread like a new breed of wildfire before firefighters could get contain oomt when getting these conditions these fires are somewhat explosive what. used to maybe take two, three weeks to be able to burn we're seeing that in two, three day autos some smoke coming from backfires set by firefighters that a
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Aug 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. >> abc 7 is live using technology. >> at least you're moving. >> bad news you can see in this picture, i'm southbound on 101 just now passing sfo. and this is not typical for the area. i can tell you this back up usually doesn't start until millbrae or further south at this time of the day. northbound 101 moving at the limit. people, a lot of people are exiting 380 to go up to 280 instead of saying on 101. this southbound commute has a rough one here, i think goitsing to get worse closer to 92. >> yes. looking at the time for 4:00 and slow going there. thank you so much. >> focusing on the commute roadways let's check with our abc 7 morning news reporter. >> do you know what if everyone else has to it? traffic this is the least i can do. take a look outside, i can tell you first of all route he was taking is going to take you over an hour to get out of san francisco, once you get this, this is what you've got. traffic moving along eastbound, those would be headlights coming in the eastbound direction towards hayward that. drive on its own is 25 minutes at this moment. other areas of t
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Aug 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
technology. but a hit reality show is painting this peaceful christian community as brimming with intrigue and controversy. >> the mafia operates outside of amish law. >> reporter: "the amish mafia," in its second season, airing tonight on discovery channel follows this man, "lebanon levi," and his assistants, who purportedly look after the amish community here in lancaster county, and do the dirty work the church can't. >> levi's a great guy, but if you cross him, he's not afraid to crack some skulls. >> reporter: they are said to work as an internal police system that takes the matters of their community into their own hands. they also keep an eye on the teenagers, who take time off to experience the outside world before committing their lives to the sect. >> i make sure the peace is being kept and everybody is obeying the rules. >> reporter: as a whole, the amish deny the existence of the amish mafia. much of the show's content has been strongly criticized by amish scholars. questions have even been raised as to whether some of the cast members are actors. but producers say the
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Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
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Aug 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
amish typically shy away from modern technology, sarah hershberger's father agreed to do a phone interview. her parents initially agreed to chemo. after a month, the tumors shrunk. but the side effects became too much for her to handle. >> if we do chemotherapy and she would happen to die, she would probably suffer more than if we would do it this way. and she would happen to die. >> reporter: so, in june, they stopped the treatment. with chemotherapy, her doctors say she has an 85% chance of survival. without it, she could die within a year. in july, the hospital took the family to court, seeking temporary guardianship. in a statement to abc news, the hospital attorney, lobbying to take over sarah's care says, i believe there can be no doubt that it is in her best interest to have chemotherapy and have a chance to live a full life. >> the state's interest in protecting the child's life is going to be considered compelling. and at the end of the day, i think that it's going to override the parents' rights. >> reporter: for "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, chicago. >>
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Aug 24, 2013 5:00am PDT
the car design. >> it becomes a job of a technology reviewer. big glosscy screens, voice recognition, it makes a car more like a smartphone or tablet and frankly that's the whole idea. >> you want your car to operate with the same fluid and he's of use as your $200 nexus tablet >> but he says they aren't there yet. >> this use as knob-like controller like some of the german advance. i'm not a fan of those because it requires you take a hand off the wheel and an eye off of the road to operate them. >> for all it does, new technology can also get in the way. it's one of the first things to notice at the car lot. >> does the system do what i need it do do without being distracting. >> flashy features can be distracting also at the dealership. don't forget the real part of the car, how it drives. >> you need to pay attention to things like the comfort of the interior, whether you can see out, whether the car is too small or too big. >> and the gas mileage. he said it's usually worse than the speaker says, especially on hybrids. he always tests it himself. one part of his job that hasn't
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Aug 22, 2013 6:00am PDT
secretary in february. he will visit the at&t technology laboratory in palo alto and the commuter history museum in mountain view and will discuss the state of the united states economy and the administration's focus on growth and job creation at a commonwealth club lunch on. >> a professional triathlete faces physical any hit-and-run charges for hitting a man in a crosswalk in san francisco. police believe a woman was driving a jeep and struck a man back in march. documents obtained by abc7 news says the driver stopped and checked on the victim and drove off. the man who was hit suffered a severe brain injury. >> it has been difficult for me, not only me and my family but everyone around me sin the accident. i am not the same person. >> she has pleaded not guilty. we left messages for her and her attorney but they were not answered. >> mountain view police have made a significant drug bust. police say zeus, the dog, found two pounds of meth. this is zeus with the drugs. the dog discovered money, and a loaded handgun. >> mike nicco is here and checking the weather. mike? >> we will start
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Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
abc7 news engineer, with cell 7 technology and southbound on 880 in hayward. leyla gulen warned us there was a backup forming. dick? >> yes. the backup starts as soon as you hit the 238 interchange southbound on 880. that is primarily because 238 funnels a lost traffic in from castro valley and livermore and pleasanton, points east. so that traffic is merging on to 880 southbound and a lot of the people that normally are going over the san francisco and oakland bay bridge are now having to use the san mateo hayward bridge so we have this backup. traffic is moving at 20 to 35 miles per hour and i am getting ready to take the two right lanes to exit from highway 32 in the san mateo bridge. >> thank you, dick. the bay bridge toll plaza closing lasts for up to five full days. it will re-open action next tuesday morning, perhaps earlier, and we will alert our twitter followers the moment it opens. >> commuters have a variety of detours to get around the roadblock. parking lots have had plenty of spaces suggesting that the commuters took public transit or stayed home. a banker booked a h
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Aug 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
complexity to the car design. >> it becomes a job of a technology reviewer. big glossy screens, voice recognition, it makes a car more like a smartphone or tablet, and frankly, that's the whole idea. >> you want your car $20,000 to operate with the same fluid and he's of use as your $200 nexus tablet >> but he says they aren't there yet. >> this uses a knob-like controller like some of the german advance. i'm not a fan of those because it requires you take a hand off the wheel and an eye off of the road to operate them. >> for all it does, new technology can also get in the way. it's one of the first things to notice at the car lot. >> does the system do what i need it to do without being distracting? >> flashy features can be distracting also at the dealership. don't forget the real part of the car, how it drives. >> you need to pay attention to things like the comfort of the interior, whether you can see out, whether the car is too small or too big. >> and the gas mileage. he said it's usually worse than the sticker says, especially on hybrids. he always tests it himself. one part o
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Aug 30, 2013 5:00am PDT
reservations but business is lighter than usual. >> how are the roads? we are using cell 7 technology at the waldo tunnel. dick, how does it look? >> eric, i got in the tunnel and locked at the 101 commute southbound and northbound through southern marin county. it is looking good as far as traffic. there are pockets of fog. not impacting on traffic too much but i have a cheer view of the traffic ahead of me and thing for hasn't been a factor with driving. it could be a changeable situation as the pockets move around. i am looking at the golden gate bridge and i can barely make out the bridge. there is fog obscuring the bridge and the warning lights on the bridge so fog on the golden gate bridge. could be an issue but the track is far is light going in both directions. >> the closure will last for up to five full days over the labor day holiday and open action next tuesday morning, perhaps earlier if they can get ahead of schedule and we will alert twitter followers the moment it opens at abc7 news bay area on twitter. >> another look at the work on the new eastern span of the bay bridge
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Aug 25, 2013 10:00am PDT
over to marin county. and at that point we began -- because technology's better, too. >> sure. >> and because the, sort of the influence about suicide and that sort of thing was beginning to grow. so we took at active role in trying to document the number of deaths and the ones that were possibles, the ones that were never recovered, because every year there are some that are not recovered. >> let's talk about the safety net. there's a controversy about should we or shouldn't we? what are your thoughts on that? >> well, my advocacy has been an stopping suicide. the net was not my first choice in the beginning but having the bridge rail district -- i'm sorry. the bridge board make a decision to do something to stop the suicides was a major project by itself. they chose the net by design, because for one reason, it's a great deal less expensive than the others that were offered up. i believe that any suicide deterrent will effectively just stop suicide at the bridge. >> what are your thoughts, kay? >> absolutely. i feel my son would be here foed there were some kind of barrier on the br
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Aug 30, 2013 1:05am PDT
technology that im paragraphs traction in wet conditions. also built to last longer and grooved to reduce vibration on the bridge. >> exist yurba buena island could be tricky. on ramp and very little room to merge. drivers have to stop and take off into the lane. but as you you come out of the tunnel heading natural east bay you won't be under the lower deck for long. old captain leave came is gone. new tower will be waiting for you. >> this fame project is carefully orchestrated right down to the minute but just in case there is a problem they built in slow time that the schedule and so far they haven't had to use any of it. cal-trans optimistic they will beat the deadline tuesday at 5:00 a.m. spoke live in the toll plaza if oakland, allen, abc 7 news. >> good to hear thank you allen. >> this evening drive home was grueling for many drivers. watch live on a before c 7 news at 6:00. south on highway 101 on the about instant la. 10:00 o'clock san mateo bridge east bay during abc 7 news this evening. it took our engineer behind the wheel 30 minutes to get from one end of the bridge t
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Aug 23, 2013 6:00am PDT
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Aug 25, 2013 1:00am PDT
members. >> the team met her and she was so enthusiastic and excited about the technology and such an inspiring person to be around. >> tammy it turns out is not the only quadriplegic explorer. >> the last time i tried to go camping was the time i was in a car accident. >> he used glass to make a video about her return to life after paralysis. >> this will be the first time i am apart from a caregiver for more than a few hours. >> and for tammy too, a device she can operate with her voice and head movement is a game changer. >> just being independent. i can get out and i go farther because if i need something i can text and i can use a phone. >> now tammy cruises around town taking pictures for her blog. >> you just posted a picture. >> of me taking your picture? >> and when she travels with her family she is using glass to find restaurants and get directions. >> i am helping everybody out instead of everybody helping me out. it is amazing. >> you are not on the sidelines anymore. >> i am in the game. >> jonathon bloom, abc7 news. >> it is great to see her so happy. now let's get our
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Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
enthusiastic and excited about the technology and such an inspiring person to be around. >> tammy it turns out is not the only quadriplegic explorer. >> the last time i tried to go camping was the time i was in a car accident. >> he used glass to make a video about her return to life after paralysis. >> this will be the first time i am apart from a caregiver for more than a few hours. >> and for tammy too, a device she can operate with her voice and head movement is a game changer. >> just being independent. i can get out and i go farther because if i need something i can text and i can use a phone. >> now tammy cruises around town taking pictures for her blog. >> you just posted a picture. >> of me taking your picture? >> and when she travels with her family she is using glass to find restaurants and get directions. >> i am helping everybody out instead of everybody helping me out. it is amazing. >> you are not on the sidelines anymore. >> i am in the game. >> jonathon bloom, abc7 news. >> it is great to see her so happy. now let's get our last check on weather with leigh glaser. le
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Aug 22, 2013 11:35pm PDT
you can describe this as a triumph of technology, snoop dog or snoop lion, if you prefer to call him by his christian name. he has a new app that puts stickers. you have a new app that gives you special stickers, one of them called the golden j. you put that in your mom's mouth or something. how much do you think it costs to purchase the app? $99.99. for a digital sticker, which is another term for nothing. you paid $100 for something that does not exist. it doesn't exist, in its first week, the golden j has been purchased 15 times, probably by the same guy who got high and forgot he bought it. can you imagine 15 days from now, 15 stoners are going to be very confused by their apps receipt. and we have a very special guest star here, a viral star. we found her on -- in an alley harvesting rhubarb. rhubarb, is here to teach us, please say hello to rude barb, everyone. look at this, wow, this is a real treat to meet you in person, and thank you so much for being here. it is great to have you here. >> [ bleep ] you, [ bleep ], [ bleep ]. >> jimmy: all right, so i see we have a lot of th
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Aug 28, 2013 1:40am PDT
, simply, humbly, almost no modern technology. a hit reality show is painting this peaceful christian community as brimming with intrigue and controversy. >> the mafia operates outside of amish law. >> reporter: the amish mafia in its second season airing on the discovery channel follows this man, lebanon levi and assistants who look over the amish community in lancaster county and does the dirty work the church can't. >> levi is a great guy. if you cross him he is not afraid to crack skulls. >> reporter: they take the matters of their own community in their own hands and keep an eye on the teenagers who take time off to experience the outside world before committing their lives to the sect. >> i make sure the peace is being kept and everybody is obeying the rules. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: as a whole, the amish deny the existence of the amish mafia. much of the show's content has been criticized by amish scholars and questions raised if even some of the cast members are actors. the series producers say the cast members aren't actors and haven't been baptized in the amish church so tech
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Aug 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
disappointment. >> advanced technology popping up in latest new cars and how it's making car buying more complicate >>> a military judge sentenced bradley manning to 35 years for leaking 700,000 secret government dums to wiki leaks also demoted and will be dishonorably discharged trt army. his lawyer says cobe out of prison in six and a half years. abc news reporter has more from washington. >> today, a military judge sense yensed manning to 35 years in prison for one of the biggest leaks of classified information in u.s. history. to supporters he's a brave whistle blower. on the most serious charge of all, aiding enemy not guilty. the military judge wasn't convinced electricking those documents aided al qaeda. it's been three years since manning was first suspected of leaking a video of a 2007 american helicopter attack there that killed innocent civilians. charged with confident documents to wiki leaks. manning said he understand what he's doing when leaking documents but didn't believe he would harm the u.s.. manning will forfeit his army and a will be dishonorably discharged. hi
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Aug 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
very, very sensitive technology that incinerates them or chemically neutralizes them. you can't drop a bomb on a bunker and expect it to neutralize the capabilities. bomb the bunker and throw them all over the desert and perhaps throw these containers of some nerve gas or some sort of agent that could be picked up by somebody and used in a terrorist attack. highly unlikely we will go after the sites themselves that contain the weapons, but we'll probably attack things that allow them to ploy -- employ these kinds of weapons. things like airfields, like command and control facilities, military headquarters. perhaps airplanes, airfields, those things that would allow the syrian military to employee gas against its citizens. >> from what you've heard, does this seem like a symbolic attack, or could it actually do some good? >> i think we need to temper our expectations. this is a very limited attack, what's being discussed is a very limited military attack. i think that the best we could hope for is to deter mr. assad from using the chemical weapons against his people again. but it's no
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Aug 22, 2013 1:40am PDT
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